Severe blaze at Birmingham"s Smurfit Kappa paper mill being tackled by 100 firefighters

Severe paper mill blaze across seven-acre cardboard storage will keep burning for days Blaze at Smurfit Kappa plant on seven-acre site in Nechells, BirminghamFire is in area containing cardboard boxes at recycled packaging mill Ten thousands tons of cardboard has been burning through the night Nobody thought to be trapped inside but fire was still burning at 2:30am By Mark Duell, Steve Nolan and James Rush PUBLISHED: 01:44 GMT, 18 April 2013 | UPDATED: 09:56 GMT, 18 April 2013 Tens of thousands of tons of cardboard is expected to keep burning for days after a fire at a recycling plant. More than 70 firefighters are tackling the blaze over a seven-acre area at the Smurfit Kappa paper mill in the Nechells area of Birmingham. West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service said the fire had started just after 10pm last night

Fort William fire: Huge grassland blaze brought under control before it reaches Scottish town

Huge grassland fire brought under control before it reaches Scottish town after burning through the night Dozens of firefighters battled blaze near Fort William in Scottish Highlands Hundreds of acres of heath, grass and trees have burned in dry conditions Cause unknown but farmers are currently allowed to set moorland on fireLocal Lib Dem MP Charles Kennedy praises efforts of emergency services By Becky Evans and Mark Duell PUBLISHED: 22:38 GMT, 1 April 2013 | UPDATED: 00:53 GMT, 3 April 2013 The night sky lit by flames from fire ravaging a forest, this scene could have been captured in some far-off sunny clime. In fact it’s Scotland. While Britain has shivered in the coldest March for more than 50 years, the Highlands has been hit by unseasonably dry weather which has left the region prone to wildfires.

Dr Darryl Peel: Father-of-three who suffered horrific burns after using petrol to start bonfire in his garden dies

Father-of-three who suffered horrific burns after using petrol to start a bonfire in his garden dies from his injuriesDr Darryl Peel, 51, died after accident which left him with 80 per cent burnsGP ignited petrol fumes whilst preparing a bonfire at his Suffolk home By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 21:02 GMT, 27 February 2013 | UPDATED: 21:04 GMT, 27 February 2013 Fatal accident: Dr Darryl Peel died three weeks after the accident which left him with severe burns A man has died after suffering horrific burns as he was caught in a fireball lighting a bonfire in his garden. Dr Darryl Peel, 51, was preparing the pile of wood in his Suffolk home when a spark is believed to have set the petrol can ablaze.

"We were inches from certain death": Family-of-four"s lucky escape as their car explodes seconds after they dive out of burning car

'We were inches from certain death': Family-of-four's lucky escape as their car explodes seconds after they dive out of burning car Stuart and Luesa Tasker rescued their daughters with seconds to spareFord Escort burst into a fireball without warning in LincolnshireBaby Ayda-Mai managed to sleep through the whole ordeal By Olivia Williams PUBLISHED: 13:04 GMT, 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 13:28 GMT, 20 February 2013 A young family escaped their burning car with seconds to spare when it burst into flames while they were driving then exploded seconds later. Stuart Tasker, 26, and his wife Luesa, 23, were travelling back from a friend’s house in Lincolnshire with their young children Amili, two, and 11-week-old Ayda-Mai when they began to smell burning. Tattoo artist Mr Tasker today described the terrifying ordeal, which his newborn daughter Ayda-Mai managed to sleep through

He died a hero! Cookie the cockatiel dies in house fire after saving teenager from bedroom blaze

'He died a hero': Cookie the cockatiel dies in house fire after saving teenager from bedroom blazeBen Rees, 17, was alerted to a fire in his bedroom by his pet cockatielThe fire started when Ben lit an incense stick but went off for a showerThe bird squawked and flapped his wings to alert Ben to the blazeThe teenager was able to escape thanks to Cookie's actions By Steve Nolan PUBLISHED: 11:48 GMT, 7 February 2013 | UPDATED: 16:08 GMT, 7 February 2013 A pet parrot has been lauded as a hero after he died saving his teenage owner from a house fire. Cookie the cockatiel flew to the bathroom to alert Ben Rees, 17, that a fire had broken out in his bedroom by squawking and 'dive-bombing' him. Thanks to the bird, Ben managed to escape the blaze and call for help

Burma plane crash: Four British tourist injured in crash that has killed three people

British family on tourist jet as it crashes in flames: Dramatic escape from wreck of Burmese airliner The Air Bagan plane crash landed in a paddy field in heavy fog Two Americans and a Korean also among the 11 people confirmed injuredThree Burmese killed in the tragedy, including 11-year-old child | UPDATED: 00:15 GMT, 26 December 2012 A British family survived a horrific air crash in Burma yesterday when their packed plane came down in heavy fog and burst into flames. One of the Britons was injured when the Fokker 100, carrying 65 Christmas holidaymakers, smashed into the ground two miles short of its destination. Three Burmese were killed in the tragedy – a tour guide and an 11-year-old child on board the plane, as well as a man riding a motorcycle on the road where it came down

Lord McAlpine sues Sally Bercow for 50,000 over Twitter slur

Lord McAlpine sues Sally Bercow for 50,000 over Twitter slur after botched BBC documentary led to him being wrongly identified as a paedophileLord McAlpine has instructed his lawyers to file formal proceedingsMrs Bercow has consistently denied that her Tweet was defamatoryShe has instructed City of London lawyers Carter-Ruck to represent her | UPDATED: 23:14 GMT, 13 December 2012 Sally Bercow is being sued for 50,000 by Lord McAlpine after she sent an online message linking him to sex abuse at a care home.

Brave trucker hailed hero for leaping into cab of blazing lorry to move away from busy high street as its engulfed in flames

Moment hero trucker leaped into cab of blazing lorry to drive it clear of Christmas shoppers before it exploded into flamesHero driver jumped back into lorry as Christmas shoppers watched Video captures the moment flames break out as driver, named as Martin Ford, moves lorry to quieter street100,000 worth of furniture destroyed in blaze | UPDATED: 01:19 GMT, 1 December 2012 This is the dramatic moment a lorry driver leapt into his blazing truck and steered it away from a busy high street. Martin Ford risked his life to drive the burning vehicle away from hundreds of Christmas shoppers. Seconds after he pulled it into a quiet side street and got out, the whole lorry, including the cab, was engulfed in flames